National Science Foundation GRFP

The NSF GRFP provides a $34,000/year stipend and $12,000/year cost-of-education allowance for up to 3 years of research-based study leading to a MS or PhD in science, engineering, social science, or STEM education in eligible STEM fields at an accredited US institution. The mission of the NSF GRFP is to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

If eligible, please read through the official website, review the ND process timeline, and fill out the interest form at the bottom of this page.

Link to Official Website

Virtual Info Session:

Process Timeline (rough outline):

Dates Event
May 2020 Initial meetings and virtual launch event with James Cotton and Emily Hunt
May-September 2020 Draft revisions and feedback meetings
Early October 2020 Final drafts due
October 19-23, 2020

Application deadlines (date depends on subject)

October 19 - Life Sciences, Geosciences

October 20 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research

October 22 - Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning

October 23 - Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

Link to Interest form

The interest form is the official start to the process. It is embedded below or accessible via the link above. After you submit the form, James Cotton, Postdoctoral Fellow or Emily Hunt, Student Engagement Coordinator in CUSE will be in contact with you within one week to provide you with more information and to discuss your qualifications.